Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn
This story about sixteen-year-old Jamie Henry grabbed my interest from the first page. His sister, who he readily admits deserves the nickname Crazy Cate, has spent the last two years in a juvenile prison for burning down a neighbor’s horse barn and seriously burning a girl who was there. Now she’s out and on her way to find Jamie in the plush Danville suburb where they live with their wealthy, adoptive parents. When he gets a threatening text from Cate at school, he begins to crash emotionally, even though he wants answers only she can give him. What really happened that night at the barn fire? Who was their mother really and how was she killed? While Cate does have a history of drug and alcohol abuse, stealing, lying and manipulating people, Jamie knows she is the key to the past he cannot remember, even with the help of this longtime therapist, Dr. Waverly.
I highly recommend this book to readers who like psychological mysteries. Here, readers will begin to doubt their own deductions about the truth as it becomes less and less clear who to trust. This book will be a hit with readers who enjoy suspense stories by authors like Kevin Brooks, Gail Giles, and Nina LaCour.